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Yakama Nation implementation of sex offender registration program

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $384,903)

The Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006 (AWA) (Pub. L. 109-248, 42 U.S.C. § 16901, et seq) authorizes the Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking (SMART) to administer sex offender management grants. These grants assist state, local and tribal jurisdictions in developing and/or enhancing sex offender registration and notification programs that support substantial implementation of Title I of the AWA, known as the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA). SORNA was enacted to protect the public from convicted sex offenders and offenders against children by establishing a comprehensive national system for the registration of those offenders.
The Confederated Tribes & Bands of the Yakama Nation will focus on the following specific strategies to meet requirements of SORNA: 1)maintain a sex offender registry; 2)require sex offenders to register and maintain current registration at all times; 3)enhance infrastructure to assist implementation of SORNA; 4)develop and enhance jurisdiction-wide SORNA implementation programs and functions; and 5)implement records management and information sharing technologies. ca/ncf

Date Created: August 28, 2011